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1 Samuel 24:9

    1 Samuel 24:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And David said to Saul, Wherefore hearest thou men's words, saying, Behold, David seeketh thy hurt?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And David said to Saul, Why hear you men's words, saying, Behold, David seeks your hurt?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And David said to Saul, Wherefore hearkenest thou to men's words, saying, Behold, David seeketh thy hurt?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And David said to Saul, Why do you give any attention to those who say that it is my desire to do you wrong?

    Webster's Revision

    And David said to Saul, Wherefore hearkenest thou to men's words, saying, Behold, David seeketh thy hurt?

    World English Bible

    David said to Saul, "Why do you listen to men's words, saying, 'Behold, David seeks your hurt?'

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And David said to Saul, Wherefore hearkenest thou to men's words, saying, Behold, David seeketh thy hurt?

    Definitions for 1 Samuel 24:9

    Wherefore - Why?; for what reason?; for what cause?

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Samuel 24:9

    David was quite aware that there were flatterers at Saul's court who were continually inflaming the King's mind by their false accusations against him. This explains the language of many of the Psalms, e. g. Psalm 10; Psalm 11:1-7; Psalm 12:1-8; 35; and many more.